Fridays 11:10.a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Section # 13241 (Spring 2020)
Location: Kinesiology South Bldg. Rm.202
This course introduces
students to jazz dance with an emphasis on basic steps and
combinations, terminology, music, and appreciation of dance as a
performing art form. .
The student will:
apply basic dance vocabulary while
learning and demonstrating the technique, styles and performance
aspects of contemporary jazz dance.
use flexibility, strength,
coordination and correct musicality to perform dance routines.
create original combinations using
dance steps utilized in the classes.
practice a form of notation that will
allow the student to memorize combinations and teach them to others.
1. Perform an intermediate jazz dance combination to musical
accompaniment with correct timing, line, technique and projecting
appropriate performance quality based on thematic material.
2. Demonstrate precise kinesthetic principles for all dance elements.
3. Students will notate dance movement using appropriate advanced Jazz
4. Students will work with others to create a full dance sequence
5. Students will view and analyze a dance performance in terms of
Phyllis Eckler - Instructor
Office Location: KN227. Office hours:Fri.8:45a.m.-9:00a.m.,
Messages: (323)953-4000 X2865
Bring a notebook and pen/pencil to every class.
1. Attendance is crucial as it is the basis for all
2. Effort toward skill
improvement through the integration of the teacher's corrections.
3. Knowledge of the
Jazz movement vocabulary used
in class and an ability to perform this glossary of steps correctly.
4. Ability to memorize
beginning level modern jazz routines after learning them with counts
and then to perform them from memory.
5. Ability to write dances
in notational form as taught. Students must bring a notebook and
pencil every class for note-taking.
IF FOR SOME REASON YOU CANNOT COMPLETE THIS COURSE YOU ARE
RESPONSIBLE FOR DROPPING THE CLASS. IF YOU DO NOT OFFICIALLY DROP THE
COURSE BY THE 2ND WEEK OF THE SEMESTER A GRADE OF "W" WILL APPEAR IN
YOUR TRANSCRIPTS. FAILURE TO DROP THE COURSE BEFORE FINALS WILL RESULT
IN A GRADE OF "F".
grade will be out of 100 points as follows:
Attendance/participation is out of 40 points. Each class missed equals minus
3 points. Each late equals minus
1 point. Points can be made up by
participating in other Jazz Dance classes with
the permission of the class teacher up until the 12th week
of the semester (see Extra Credit below)
Test on Routine #1: Fri. May 1(worth 10 points) NO MAKEUPS ALLOWED
Effort and Improvement
(worth 10 points)
individual student choreography
with written notes. Fri. May 8 (worth 20 points)
Group student choreography demonstration Fri. June 5(worth 20
points) NO MAKEUP DATES ALLOWED
If you require an
accommodation in order to complete an assessment or the coursework
please contact the teacher at least three weeks in advance.*
MAKEUP DATES FOR TESTS, OR ASSESSMENTS WILL BE GIVEN.**
Feb. 14 President's Day
April 10 Spring Break
1. You may make up this class in the any other Jazz Dance class with
the permission of the instructor. Please bring a note or
makeup slip to verify attendance.
2. You may write a five paragraph
comparison review of two dance films from an approved list of dance
movies. The format of the review must follow
outline in this link. Worth up to 10 points. To
receive full credit for this paper you may wish to visit the Learning
Skills Center on campus for help with writing and formatting..
Below 60 F
Bare feet required for first half of class. Jazz shoes may
be worn for the remainder of class. Soft kneepads (available at most
sport equipment stores) are also recommended. Workout wear such as
pants, leggings, tank tops, T-shirts(for men only) or tight sweat
pants are some of the possible choices in dancewear.
IN ORDER TO PREVENT INJURIES FROM OCCURRING NO ONE WILL BE
ALLOWED TO JOIN THE CLASS AFTER THE FIRST EXERCISE SERIES ( APPROX. 5
MINUTES) IS OVER. HOWEVER THEY MAY OBSERVE AND TAKE NOTES IN ORDER TO
GET ATTENDANCE CREDIT.
NOTES MUST BE HANDED IN AT THE END
INJURED DANCERS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO OBSERVE AND TAKE
*Students with a verified disability who may need a reasonable
accommodation(s) for this class are encouraged to notify the
instructor and contact the Office for Special Services (Student Services
323-953-4000 X2270) as soon as possible. All information will
absences must be accompanied by a note from a doctor, hospital,
jury duty receipt, or funeral program. An e-mail or phone call to
the instructor must be delivered as well. No excused absences will
be accepted for the final exam or performance.
9803.28 Academic Dishonesty.
Violations of Academic Integrity include, but are not limited to,
the following actions: cheating on an exam, plagiarism, working
together on an assignment, paper or project when the instructor
has specifically stated students should not do so, submitting the
same term paper to more than one instructor, or allowing another
individual to assume oneís identity for the purpose of enhancing
Financial Aid If you need help paying for books and other college
expenses, call the Financial Aid Office at (323) 953-4000 ext.2010
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provide an educational, employment and business environment free
from Prohibited Discrimination, as defined by Board Rule 15003.
Employees, students, or other persons acting on behalf of the
District who engage in Prohibited Discrimination as defined in
this policy or by State and Federal law shall be subject to
discipline, up to and including discharge, expulsion, or
termination of contract. The specific rules and procedures for
reporting allegations of Prohibited Discrimination and for
pursuing available remedies are included in Administrative
Regulation C-14. A copy may be obtained from the Title IX
Coordinator or from the Districtís Office for Diversity, Equity,
and Inclusion. Any member of the Los Angeles City College
community, which includes students, faculty, and staff, who
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constitute prohibited discrimination, has the right to seek the
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report such conduct to the Title IX Coordinator or other
designee(s) of the College President when it is directed toward
students. Potential complainants are advised that administrative
and civil law remedies, including but not limited to injunctions,
restraining orders or other orders, may be made available. For
assistance, contact the Title IX Coordinator at (323) 953-4000,
Ext. 2758, or the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, at
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